The Harpur Trust University Bursary Event

The Harpur Trust recently awarded 15 University Bursaries to students from maintained schools within the Borough a bursary. Each student was nominated by their school and will receive £1,200 each year for three years.

Last night 13 of those students attended a celebration event at the Trust offices. We also took the opportunity to congratulate 9 of our previous bursary recipients who graduated during the last school year. All students in attendance had the opportunity to meet with some of the Trustees and staff from The Harpur Trust as well as receiving information about the Uprising Leadership programme for 16-25 year olds which is part funded by a Harpur Trust grant.

The Harpur Trust University Bursary has been running since 2007 and has helped 139 young people from Bedford attend university, 76 of whom have now graduated. Many of those helped would have been unable to attend university without our financial support.
We wish all of this year’s students the best of luck as they begin the next stage in their lives and education.